RO on Ubuntu FTW!!

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I have finally figured out something I have tried for a while to get going - how to get my custom Ragnarok Online client to run in Ubuntu.  As I have been trying to slowly transition away from Windows, this as one of the things holding me back.  The Beta RO server itself has been on Linux for a while (I just moved it to a new VM).  Now I can actually PLAY RO on a Linux machine.  This is huge.

Those familiar with Linux have most likely heard of Wine - the suite of software that allows Windows applications to run natively in Linux.  Then there is Play-on-Linux - which is an awesome Wine front-end.  Now, Play-on-Linux has had a RO script for a while, but only for the official RO client's installer.  The script for RO will not complete unless I point to a valid installer...

Then the answer was staring me in the face.  The description of what components the script installed was right there when I highlight Ragnarok Online to install...So here's what I did:  I just went to through the motions of creating a "drive" for RO to the point of needing the setup exe - and cancelled.  This left the drive.  In Play-on-Linux Settings, I added the packages the script would have via the Install Components Tab: vcrun6, vcrun 2008, DirectX 9.  I then copied the RO client directory to the "drive".  Then I just manually ran the Setup and KalistoRO.exe files from Play-on-Linux.

It works wonderfully!  Kingdom of Kalisto Ragnarok Online in Ubuntu!!

Oh, and by the way.  KalistoRO beta is almost ready for release... So there's that.

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